Platte River Ventures Adds Two

Denver-based Platte River Ventures has added Mark Brown as a vice president, and Michelle Eidson as vice president of business development and marketing. Brown was previously vice president at CHS Capital. Eidson was previously director of corporate development at EchoStar Corp. Platte River Ventures focuses on middle-market investments in the aerospace, industrial services, energy services, agriculture, chemicals, metals, industrial minerals and transportation sectors.

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Platte River Ventures, a private equity investment firm for middle market operating companies in the aerospace, industrial services, energy services, agriculture, chemicals, metals, industrial minerals and transportation sectors, is pleased to announce the appointment of two professionals to its Denver-based team. Mark Brown joins Platte River Ventures (PRV) as a vice president, and Michelle Eidson joins as vice president of business development and marketing.

Prior to joining PRV, Mr. Brown was a vice president at CHS Capital where he pursued management buyout transactions in the industrial and business service sectors. Previously, he was an investment banking analyst with Citigroup Global markets. Mr. Brown holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a CFA charter holder.

Ms. Eidson’s position was created to maintain PRV’s access to high quality, proprietary investment opportunities, with responsibility for establishing relationships with intermediaries, business owners and industry experts, as well as overseeing the marketing initiatives for the firm. She was previously director of corporate development at EchoStar Corporation where she was responsible for strategic partnerships, investments and acquisitions for the set top box division. Prior to EchoStar, Ms. Eidson was a venture capital associate at Holden Capital and an investment banking associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Ms. Eidson holds a joint MBA/M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Economics from Colby College.

About Platte River Ventures

Based in Denver, Colorado, Platte River Ventures is a private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market operating companies with enterprise values generally between $10 million and $250 million. The firm seeks investment opportunities where it can leverage its principals’ significant operating expertise to help its management partners develop meaningfully larger enterprises through a combination of internal growth and complementary add-on acquisitions. The firm focuses on investing in the aerospace, industrial services, energy services, agriculture, chemicals, metals, industrial minerals and transportation industries. Platte River Ventures currently manages funds with committed capital in excess of $300 million.